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Assistant Scientist

Contact Info

700 E. Pratt Street, Suite 900

Research Interests

Global health security; public health emergency preparedness and response; workforce development; disaster nursing

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Georgetown University
Carroll College

Dr. Meyer is Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary research interests include health systems as they relate to global health security, disaster and pandemic nursing, workforce development and training, and domestic and international outbreak response.

Dr. Meyer completed her PhD at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, where she studied the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health service utilization in Baltimore, MD, and was the recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award. In 2016, she received an MPH with a concentration in infectious diseases from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned a BA in biology from Carroll College and a BSN from Georgetown University. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a burn and trauma intensive care nurse at a level 1 trauma center in Washington, DC.

Select Publications
  • Adalja, A., McQuillen, D. P., & Meyer, D. (2023). How Infectious Disease Experts Impacted the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Response: Lessons From the Front Lines. Clinical Infectious Diseases : An official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America76(11), 1875–1878.

    Meyer, D., Slone, S.E., Ogungbe, O., Duroseau, B., Farley, J.E. (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV healthcare service engagement, treatment adherence, and viral suppression in the United States: A Systematic Literature Review. AIDS Behav. 1-14. doi:10.1007/s10461-022-03771-w 

    Veenema, T.G.1, Meyer, D., Rushton, C.H., et al. (2022). The COVID-19 nursing workforce crisis: Implications for national health security. Health Secur. 20(3), 264-269. doi:10.1089/hs.2022.0022

    Meyer, D., Martin, E., Madad, S., Dhagat, P., & Nuzzo, J. (2021). Preparedness and response to an emerging health threat—Lessons learned from Candida auris outbreaks in the United States. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 1-6. doi:10.1017/ice.2021.12

    Meyer, D., Trotochaud, M., Ferguson, L., Vines, J., Barlow, R., & Nuzzo, J.B. (2020). A US Metropolitan County Health Department’s Response to a Measles Outbreak in a Childcare Facility—Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned. Perspectives in Public Health.